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Cecil Shorts Injury: Jaguars wide receiver out versus Philadelphia Eagles

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The Jacksonville Jaguars will be without one of their starting wide receivers versus the Philadelphia Eagles.

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According to Vito Stellino of The Florida-Times Union, Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Cecil Shorts III has been ruled out for the team's NFL Week 1 game against the Philadelphia Eagles. Shorts III will not be making the trip to Philadelphia.

With Shorts out, the Jaguars only have four healthy wide receivers: Marqise Lee, Allen Robinson, Allen Hurns, and Mike Brown. Lee (2nd round), Robinson (2nd round), and Hurns (undrafted) are all rookies. Brown was an undrafted rookie free agent in 2012 who has made seven career starts over two seasons.

Shorts is easily the most proven starter of Jacksonville's inexperienced wide receiver corps. The Jaguars offense wasn't looking very good to begin with and the loss of Shorts doesn't help matters.

Philadelphia's veteran cornerbacks will be looking forward this match-up, as starter Cary Williams indicated earlier in the week.

Philadelphia Eagles Injury Report


WR Josh Huff (shoulder)
OG Matt Tobin (ankle)


RB Chris Polk (hamstring)
CB Jaylen Watkins (hamstring)


WR Brad Smith (groin)
WR Riley Cooper (ankle)

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Jacksonville Jaguars Injury Report


TE Clay Harbor (calf)
RB Storm Johnson (ankle)
OT Austin Pasztor (hand)
WR Cecil Shorts III (hamstring)


OT Josh Wells (shoulder)


C Luke Bowanko (quad)
P Bryan Anger (right groin)
G Zane Beadles (calf)
DT Sen'Derrick Marks (shoulder)
WR Allen Robinson (hamstring)
K Josh Scobee (right quad)